How Much Does it Cost to see a Podiatrist Without Insurance?
If you’re considering seeing a podiatrist without insurance, you can expect to see costs ranging from $60 to $400. Depending on your needed services, treatment and surgeries can cost between $400-$12,000. Factors that influence your cost estimates include the state you live in, the reason for your visit, and the severity of your condition.
The Average Cost of Podiatry Visits by State
Podiatrists treat various injuries concerning the foot/ankle, with some of the most common being heel pain, blisters, bunions, calluses, ingrown toenails, and more. Below is a table that includes the cost of podiatrist visits by state based on cash price estimates from providers. These prices do not reflect additional fees included in podiatry visits.
Average Cost of Podiatry Visits by State
Average Cost of Podiatry Visits by State (Cont.)
Source: Care Calculator by Sidecar Health
Where to receive care
You’ll receive care from a podiatrist in health clinics, hospitals, or medical offices. In most cases, you don’t need a referral from a physician to visit a podiatrist. Most people will put off signs of foot pain before seeing a specialist. In that case, urgent care visits are a common trip before the podiatrist. Below is a chart that estimates the average cost of urgent care visits without insurance, excluding add-ons.
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Average cost of an urgent care visit at popular clinics
|Urgent Care Location||Cost without insurance|
|Walk-in Clinic NY (NYC)||$90|
|Carbon Health (AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, KS, MA, MS, NV, NJ, OH, PA, TX, VI, WA)||$125|
|The Foot Clinic LLC, Walk-in Clinic (KS)||$125-150|
|AG Care-Brooklyn Urgent Care (NYC)||$150|
|ConvenientMD (NH, ME, MA)||$150|
|FastMed Urgent Care (AZ, NC, TX, FL)||$199|
|Tower Health Urgent Care (DE, PA)||$275|
|Zoom Care (OR, WA, CO, ID)||$329|
Additional Costs Based on Treatment
Foot pain can happen for a variety of reasons. After you visit your podiatrist, it’s common to need further treatment depending on your circumstance. Treatment can range from a prescription to a minor or major surgical procedure. Here is a list of the most common foot problems and the costs/treatments associated with them.
Services, Symptoms, and Estimated Treatment Cost of the Most Common Foot Problems
|Services||Symptoms||Estimated treatment cost without insurance|
Source: Mayo Clinic
Source: Cleveland Clinic
The severity of an ingrown toenail is classified into three different stages:
Sources: Mira & The Mayo Clinic
Source: The Mayo Clinic
*Treatment costs will vary based on the severity of your condition.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Here are some additional FAQs to consider when beginning your treatment journey.
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What is the difference between a podiatrist and an orthopedist?
Both providers treat many of the same foot conditions but differ in training and the body systems they focus on. Orthopedists are bone and joint surgeons for all body parts and have their MD (medical doctor). Podiatrists have their DPM (doctor of podiatric medicine) and are comprehensive foot and ankle surgeons. Who you visit will depend on your particular foot problem.
Does health insurance cover all podiatry services?
Most podiatry services are covered by health insurance but vary depending on your plan type. If you are on Medicare, Medicare Part B covers most podiatry services.
Will my foot conditions come back?
It’s not uncommon for most foot conditions to come back. Your provider will work with you on creating a treatment plan to prevent any re-occurrences. Follow-up and prevention methods will best help in caring for your foot condition.
With and without insurance, a trip to the podiatrist can be costly, and the many factors to consider when beginning your foot treatment journey can be overwhelming. Luckily, many resources and specialists are ready to help guide your care process.
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Regine Roquia is a Masters of Public Health Candidate at New York University studying Public Health Policy & Management. She is passionate about creating the culture she wishes to see by working to increase health literacy.